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Let No One Accuse the Church of Jesus Christ of Being Exclusive We are reading Isaiah Chapter 49 – the second ‘Servant Song’ – and these are not among the best known verses in the Bible. Isaiah is writing about the coming of Jesus Christ. Verse 5 refers to being formed in the womb – there is not only a divine intervention but a divine intention – and God will not be thwarted. When one considers the attempts to thwart the plans of God over the centuries, and to crush witnesses who would testify to the greatness of God – all these attempt have failed – from the pogrom in Egypt when Moses was born – to King Herod’s planned slaughter of the male children in Bethlehem a year of so after the birth of Jesus – and the global persecution of the Church of Jesus Christ today. These persecutors will one day have to stand before God – whether they want to or not – whether they think it is a good thing or not! Verse 6 – Isaiah writes about the ministry of the servant expanding – his ministry widens – to the nations – even to the Gentiles. Isaiah could not have been more comprehensive if he tried. This ministry is also all-inclusive – all are included and no–one is excluded. It is for all who want to come, and who wish to come. Salvation would be offered to all – it is a vast canvass. God will speak to the whole world – through Israel – through Jesus Christ – and through the Church of Jesus Christ. Do not let anyone accuse the Church of Jesus Christ of being exclusive. Verse 7 – We read of the word ‘despised’ being used about Jesus for the first time. Jesus is not going to be accepted by all men. Everyone is not going to like Jesus, or welcome Jesus. That was the situation then, and that is the situation today. It has always been like that. It does not make things any easier, but it is good to know that we are certainly not the first generation to experience such strong rejection of Jesus Christ, and the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. We need to remember that today. But, one day, people will see who Jesus Christ is – the Saviour – the Redeemer – the Holy One of Israel. “The Holy One of Israel” is a favourite phrase of Isaiah – and so apposite. Kings will arise – they do not normally do that – but in the presence of Jesus Christ they will arise – and bow down. From verse 8, God speaks about the salvation of Israel, and there are lessons in these verses for us, who believe in Jesus, and who belong to Jesus. I will answer you – I will help you – I will keep you. To those who feel they are prisoners I will say, “Come out” – and v.9 – to those who are in darkness – a light to the Gentiles – bringing salvation. God begins to say things to people who knew suffering – and you can say things about God which you could not say if people had not experienced suffering. Verses 10 to 13 are strong reassuring words – and they thought they had been forgotten and overlooked. (See Chapter 40 verse 27.) You may still have to go through the deserts and climb the hills and rugged mountains, but God will be with you – providing for your need, when you need such help. Our God will provide, protect and guide. Verse 15 – Can a mother forget? No. Not really – but it is possible. God says - “I will not forget you.” “Thank You Father for that promise – I will not forget you – make the reality of Your presence real to me this day.” I have engraved you on the palms of My hands. Every time I look at My hands I see your name – so I can never forget you. And, when God sees the walls of Jerusalem He thinks of His people. Verse 20 – As people came back to that land, the city was too small – and they had to build outside the city wall – and that happened again over 100 years ago – and that continues to happen today. Isaiah goes on to speak in such a strong positive way, as God pours His words into his heart and mind. Verse 23 - “Those who hope in ME will not be disappointed. And yet, it is as if the people are saying in their hearts – can anyone rescue us here in Babylon? They thought the situation was too serious. They thought the situation was even out of God’s control, and beyond God, and God answers them and God replies. Yes, I will do what you think could not be done – so that people may know! Chapter 50 – The people were saying, it is as if He has divorced us, and God says, prove it! Show Me the certificate. They were saying that God was so much in debt, that He has sold us into slavery. People say daft things at times! No, no – it was not what I did – the fault is on your side. When I came to meet you, there was no one there – verse 2. When I called, no one answered. Was My Arm too short to reach you? No! Do some think they have sunk too low to be reached by Jesus? Do some consider that God is not strong enough to lift them up to where He wants them to be – rescuing them – forgiving them – renewing them? We read verse 4 – Jesus has a word for the weary – wherever they are – no matter how sore or pained or dark their situation. Jesus has a word – and sometimes all that is needed, is a morsel of bread and a sip from His Cup! Reassure – Encourage – Strengthen – Satisfy. “Lord God – let me pray these words – Reassure me – Encourage me – Strengthen me – Satisfy me – and wherever I go, may I stretch out a loving and helping and rescuing hand to those wrestling and struggling in life’s rough seas – in Jesus Name I pray. Amen” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives'. Take care - keep safe - at this difficult time globally - warmest greetings in Christ Jesus.)
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Mission: Vision-"Children and Youth,following Jesus,filled with Hope,and Transforming the Families and Nations Of Africa"

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JESUS is Risen indeed and coming back soon! Happy Easter🇺🇬

Let us rejoice that through His death, JESUS has brought salvation to all mankind. A blessed Good Friday from us!

FAMILY DEVOTION

ONE DAY

.....even in the most happy moments of our existence we sense a tinge of sadness…It can do so by making us look forward in expectation to the day when our hearts will be filled with perfect joy, a joy that no one shall take away from us. Henri J.M. Nouwen, Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life

READ - 1 Peter 5:10, Revelation 21: 3-7

One day we will wake up to a different reality: no lockdown, no isolation, no social distancing and no masks. We hope that these simple things that bring us joy and happiness will be back in our lives again. We are praying that God will help us to overcome and, as Peter says, after we have suffered a little while, we will see how God will restore us and makes us strong, firm and steadfast. One day we will wake up to a completely new reality: no lockdown because of sin, no isolation from God, no distancing from each other, no masks. God says that he will move so close that he will wipe every tear from our eyes. Moreover, everything that used to cause tears will disappear. He will give us the water of life to drink without cost. He will renew and restore us as his children to live with him forever in the reality of his glory.

WITH YOUR FAMILY

In the midst of challenging times it is often helpful to look forward to a better day. Today’s reading paints a little of that picture for us.

Gather the following items from your home and place them on your table: tissues (one for each family member present), a packet or bottle that contained medicine/pills, some dirt in a cup or container and a paper or plastic bag.

Sit around the table and read Revelation 21:3-5. As you read each part of verse 4: wipe each other’s eyes with a tissue, and say ‘no more crying’, and then throw them into the paper bag; say ‘no more pain’ throw the medicine packet into the bag; say ‘no more death’ - throw the soil into the bag. Take your bag of things from this ‘old world’ and go outside together and put them into your garbage bin. Thank God for promising to make all things new in your time.

ACTION - Think about your friends or people you may know who are suffering for different reasons caused by the virus. Pray for God’s peace and comfort for them.

PRAYER

Lord, in your great mercy, restore us and make us stronger. Amen

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FAMILY DEVOTION

UNSEEN BUT REAL

But one day the veil will be lifted; earth and heaven will be one; Jesus will be personally present, and every knee shall bow at his name; creation will be renewed; the dead will be raised; and God's new world will at last be in place, full of new prospects and possibilities. N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

READ - 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18

These days we learn a lot about the fact that, just because we cannot see something, it does not mean it is not there. Take the virus, for instance! It is invisible, yet it is alive and all around us. But today, Paul wants to turn our attention towards another invisible reality which is far greater than anything else, seen or unseen – and that is God’s eternal Kingdom, of which we are a part.

It is so easy to keep our focus on things what we can see around us: whether signs of “the good life” we wish to live: the latest gadgets, beautiful home décor, pretty clothes, fast cars… you name it. Or the opposite: the sickness, pain and suffering that is all around us. But these are all temporary and will not last - neither the good nor the bad. God’s Word reminds us that only His eternal Kingdom will stand forever. What a comfort to know that there is and will always be more to life than that which meets the eye!

WITH YOUR FAMILY

Write the words ‘NOW’ and ‘NOT YET’ in large letters on separate pieces of paper. Draw a smiley face and a sad face on separate smaller pieces of paper. Place NOW on the floor with the two faces below it - starting two columns. Gather some items from your home that you enjoy now and line them up them below the happy face. Add some items below the sad face that cause sadness in your world e.g. a medicine bottle. As well, write words or draw images on paper to add to either list. Today’s reading says while we may be focusing on these things, God is preparing something much, much better for us. A lavish celebration! Draw some images to add below the ‘NOT YET’ column.

Together, thank God for your smiley face things, pray about the sad face things and create your own celebration for what is yet to come.

PRAYER

Lord, although we cannot see you, we trust you today. Amen

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Social media engagement with friends and family can be a great place to collect prayer requests and lots of encouragement in our walk with CHRIST this season. We challenge all our YOUNG people to have MEANINGFUL social media moments. >>>PH 4:8. 🇺🇬🇺🇬💓💓

FAMILY DEVOTION

DON'T WORRY

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. John Newton

READ - Philippians 4: 4-9

Fear has the power to paralyse us and send us cowering behind dark places. Paul reminds us that the best weapon against fear is prayer, as prayer leads us to God. We serve a God who is all knowing and merciful, who will never turn a blind eye to our every day challenges. He is the God who understands our greatest fear and sent his divine Holy Spirit to comfort us. What are your fears as you gaze into the next few days? When we pray, God transforms our fears, making them insignificant as he enlarges our view of him. May you and I find great comfort in the words of Jesus when he said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34). Earlier on he had asked a soul-searching question, “Can any one of you, by worrying, add a single hour to your life?” (vs 27). When you and I choose not to worry, we are demonstrating our faith in God Almighty!

WITH YOUR FAMILY

Invite each member of your household to think of a nursery rhyme, words from a song, memory verse, etc. Then say ‘GO’ and everyone says their words in a loud voice. When you’ve finished, were you able to understand what each other was saying? Often, when lots of people are talking about something of concern, it is hard to understand what is really happening, and this creates some fear within us.

Invite everyone to get something that they can use to make some noise e.g. pots and spoons, drums or other musical instruments, etc. Set a timer for 30 seconds and make some noise. Then stop and enjoy the silence for 30 seconds.

Today’s reading reminds us that in challenging times, God is present and gives us His peace.

Talk about how you could experience God’s peace within your family this week.

BLESSING

Take turns to pray this blessing on each other:

“May the God of peace (v 9) give you the peace of God (v 7) today.”

PRAYER

Lord during these times of fear, help us to remain grounded in your love. Amen

SCRIPTURE UNION GLOBAL

FAMILY DEVOTION

PRACTICING HOPE - FILLED GENEROSITY

Giving is like a muscle. To be strong, you have to exercise it, and to grow as a person, giving is the exercise. You can't really enjoy anything without sharing it. - Zig Ziglar

READ - Romans 12: 9-13

In these days there is a lot of necessary activity - disinfecting, cleaning, isolating, cancelling, researching and so on. As God’s people, these words from Romans today remind us of a focus for our activity. While we do all we can to look after our own health, our eyes are not to shift from the needs of our brothers and sisters around us persevering, contributing, serving, rejoicing, devoting to prayer and practising hospitality.

This is the absolute and overriding requirement of love.

This is what it means to honour one another.

This is a generosity that is birthed of the Spirit, motivated by a deep concern for others and sustained by hope.

Love is more about what we do than about how we feel.

Read through the verses again and note the simple practical focus. Now, “Go and do likewise’ (Jesus)

WITH YOUR FAMILY

On a sheet of paper, draw your home and then the homes of some of your neighbours. Write in their names if you know them. On some smaller, separate pieces of paper, draw some of the homes of family and friends away from you grandparents, school friends, church families.

Talk about who might have the greatest needs.

What is one thing each member of your family could do for one or more of your ‘neighbours’ that reflects a hope filled generosity?

PRAYER
Lord, may my needs and my selfishness not prevent me from seeing and serving those around me. Amen

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DEVOTION

PAUSE

Find a comfortable place to sit. Notice what is around you. As you notice, say these words to yourself, ‘Therefore do not worry.’

READ - Matthew 6:25-34

As many of us around the world find ourselves inside, this passage comes as a reminder to stop and look out of the window. Notice the clouds in the sky, watch a bird circle on the wind, pay attention to the flower growing in the container by your door. As we pause and take notice, we can hear Jesus’ words afresh, ‘Are you not of more value than they?’ These words, spoken thousands of years ago, are coming to life for us in new ways. Our creator God cares more for us than the blades of grass. Jesus urges his friends not to worry about tomorrow. While we will naturally have concerns, we are not to be overcome. Rather, we are to focus our attention on the things of God. We are to strive for God’s kingdom. Now is the time to seek God’s righteousness, and to bring God’s presence to those we meet, whether in our own homes or via a screen. Let us encourage each other to take one day at a time, for today’s troubles are enough for today (v34).

With your family
If you are allowed to walk outside, go for a walk as a family. Notice together:

5 things you can see
4 things you can hear
3 things you can feel
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste.

Find a place on your walk to sit down and read this passage again together. You might like to read a verse each.

If you cannot go outside, walk around your house doing the same thing. See what things you can find inside that God created. Then sit together around a table or somewhere comfortable and read the passage again.

PRAY TOGETHER - Creator God, thank you for your care of us, you notice each one of us, and you love us deeply. May we be people who turn our focus on you, and your kingdom. Amen

Scripture Union Global

Engaging with God's word from a young age is what SU is all about. Our experiences of God's Word in the SU clubs at school should help us go through difficult times while putting our trust in GOD AND STANDING OUT FOR OUR FAITH! 🇺🇬, SU is US💓

What signs of God's faithfulness can you discover today? Look out for them all day and do not forget to thank HIM for them.

Remember>> Lamentations 3:22 says >>> Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

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We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we can see our circumstances in a different light - more words of wisdom from #scriptureunion - with Day 5 of God's Word for times like these http://ow.ly/jT8D50yWKGr #prayathomewithSU

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"Prayer, with a kind of built-in radar, tracks its way to God" - Eugene Peterson. Our Day 4 reflection from #scriptureunion calls us to be still and know that God is in the midst at 'times like these'. https://scriptureunion.global/covid-19/ #prayathomewithSU

DEVOTION

TURN FOR HEALING

…Yahweh’s rescuing act is a restoration… the metaphor of healing has a public dimension in which Yahweh can restore the wellbeing of a wounded city or people - W Brueggemann, Theology of the Old Testament

Read -2 Chronicles 7:11-16

King Solomon and Israel have just experienced a crescendo. As the dust begins to settle, notice how God initiates this conversation with Solomon. And He gives him a recipe at the time of disaster. As a leader of his people, Solomon is tasked to invite his people, when the need should arise, to enter into healing – the verbs here surely depict progression – humble, pray, seek, turn, hear, forgive, heal – there’s a combination of dependence on God and a consequence of that to be put into action. And as in Moses’ prayer yesterday, “Relent God, how long?” here is a promise that God will.

Like Solomon, the mantle is on us – to invite and lead people in this act of total dependence on God. For if we turn, He will heal.

Action - With your family

In the Bible reading today, God reminds us of what we are to do when faced with challenging times (verse 14). As we humble ourselves:

Our Part: to pray, seek and turn

God’s Promise: to hear, forgive and heal

Can you make up some simple hand or body actions to go with each of these action words? Divide your family members into two groups and say and demonstrate to each other. Then swap. Read together the great promise that God gives us in verse 15 - “My eyes will be open and my ears attentive”. Use two sheets of paper or cardboard. Find some materials in your home that could be used to create a large ‘eye’ on one sheet and a large ‘ear’ on the other e.g. pasta, leaves, string, buttons, etc. As you create these together, talk about what you think God is hearing and seeing today in your community and in the world. Some will be positive. Some will be sad. Display your creations on your wall as a reminder of God’s caring presence.

Prayer
Lord, we humble ourselves and call on You. Hear us. Heal us, we pray.. Amen

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Even in the midst of lockdown we have a God who listens, who answers and who has compassion. In him there is safety, security, shelter, protection and refuge. Check out the full story with Day 2 of God's Word for times like these https://scriptureunion.global/covid-19/ #scriptureunion #prayathomewithSU #runforrefuge #Godswordintimeslikethese

Communication on cancellation of SU AGM and gatherings until further notice!😔.

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🇺🇬We are part of the global SU family. Read about what God is doing through Scripture Union all over the world...

Growing young leaders is at the heart of what Scripture Union does all around the world as young people are trained and enabled to share faith and lead others. Our latest Global News shares stories of how young lives have been changed http://ow.ly/JmTX50yH3zF #scriptureunion #growingyoungleaders

Our visit to SEROMA CHRISTIAN HS - Mukono, last week! Wonderful moments in God's presence with these special young people. Every year, we work with the school leadership here to support the youth through regular visits and providing Bible reading guides.

From Girls who know and love GOD to committed Church Women and Servants of a world in need! We are proud of all the women who have been discipled through SUU. H A P P Y W O M E N ' S D A Y🇺🇬🇺🇬

BWERANYANGI Girl's SS SU! 😇😊🇺🇬 !

Anyone who went through this club 🙋?

Well, don't be deceived by the old sign post. This is still a very active club.

[03/04/20]   The SU youth Camp at NGORA HIGH SCHOOL is so popular in Eastern Uganda. Watch as some of the facilitators & campers share about last year's camp moments and impact. WE THANK ALL WHO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE EVERY YEAR! 🇺🇬

Amazing smiles from these wonderful children we met in Entebbe where we have had lively children gatherings in the past week!! God is love ♥ 🇺🇬💓 SU is US!

Victoria Nile School has one of the most active Junior SU clubs in Jinja. George, the SU patron speaks about the impact of this club at the school. SU is US🇺🇬 📖 ☀

Do you know this Bible verse? Last week, this SU team taught about it at a school in Entebbe and we are so delighted that the school has invited us to begin a Bible club! We thank all those who support us to do this! 🇺🇬😇💓 📖

Last week, we held our annual Volunteers Orientation. We had 40 volunteers who will be at the forefront of our work this year in Uganda. Please keep them in your prayers. 🇺🇬💓 SU is US!

We will be visiting so many schools this term to train SU leaders and encourage club members. Share with us about any SU groups you do not want us to miss! ☺ 🇺🇬

Our Story

Scripture Union Uganda is Uganda's Leading ministry to Children, youth and families. We are part of the global Scripture Union family and have been leading the spiritual nurture of Uganda’s children, youth and families for over 50 years.

Our mission Statement: Scripture Union Uganda is a Christian Organization that nurtures children and youth holistically, helping people engage with God through the Bible so that they may follow Jesus Christ and be instrumental in transforming Africa.

Our Vision: Children and youth, following Jesus, filled with hope and transforming the families and nations of Africa

Our Core programs: Evangelism, Discipleship and Life Skills.

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